Avantfax 3.3.3 with debian 6.0 setting up mail2fax

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by n0fx, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. n0fx

    n0fx New Member

    OS: Debian 6.0.3 i386
    Avantfax: 3.3.3
    Apache: 2.2.16
    mailer-daemon: postfix

    I have successfully got Avantfax installed and it works but I was trying to setup the mail2fax feature. I installed Avantfax from scratch without using any scripts. I read the guide here but it was for an older version of Debian, which didn't apply to the newer version of avantfax and Debian that I was using. I ended up using this guide to install it:


    I also read that there is a script in the source package called setup-postfix.sh but when I run it, I get this error:

    [email protected]:/usr/src/avantfax-3.3.3# ./setup-postfix.sh
    ./setup-postfix.sh: 7: email2fax.txt: not found
    Installing required packages
    ./setup-postfix.sh: 13: yum: not found
    ./setup-postfix.sh: 13: yast: not found
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    postfix is already the newest version.
    The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    ./setup-postfix.sh: 17: /sbin/service: not found
    Configuring Email to FAX for domain
    postmap: fatal: /etc/postfix/main.cf, line 41: missing '=' after attribute name: "-e transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport "
    ./setup-postfix.sh: 42: /sbin/chkconfig: not found
    ./setup-postfix.sh: 43: /sbin/service: not found
    [email protected]:/usr/src/avantfax-3.3.3#


    This is the script itself (setup-postfix.sh):

    # This script will configure postfix for email to fax
    # Only run once



    echo "Installing required packages"

    yum -y install postfix || yast --install postfix || apt-get install postfix


    /sbin/service postfix stop

    echo "Configuring Email to FAX for domain ${FAXDOMAIN}"

    cat >> /etc/postfix/master.cf << EOF
    fax unix - n n - 1 pipe
    flags= user=$FAXMAILUSER argv=/usr/bin/faxmail -d -n -NT \${user}


    echo -e "${FAXDOMAIN}\tfax:localhost" >> /etc/postfix/transport
    echo -e "transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport\nfax_destination_recipient_limit = 1" >> /etc/postfix/main.cf

    postmap /etc/postfix/transport


    cat > /etc/hylafax/faxmail.conf << EOF
    AutoCoverPage: false
    TextPointSize: 12pt
    Headers: Message-id Date Subject From
    MailUser: $FAXMAILUSER


    /sbin/chkconfig postfix on
    /sbin/service postfix start

    echo "Done"

    # DONE #


    Email2fax.txt file:

    [email protected]:/usr/src/avantfax-3.3.3# pico email2fax.txt
    GNU nano 2.2.4 File: email2fax.txt

    # This is the configuration file for Email 2 FAX
    # Edit your domain name below and save this file
    # before launching the scripts named below
    # To setup Postfix run: ./setup-postfix.sh
    # To setup Sendmail run: ./setup-sendmail.sh


    # This user account must exist in your authentication system (ie. PAM, /etc/passwd, LDAP)
    # in order for the Postfix configuration to work (ie. uucp).
    # NOTE: Be sure to also set this value in local_config.php
    # DEBIAN users may want to set this to faxmaster for postfix installs


    This is how my /etc/postfix/main.cf looks like after running the script:

    [email protected]:/usr/src/avantfax-3.3.3# pico /etc/postfix/main.cf
    GNU nano 2.2.4 File: /etc/postfix/main.cf

    # See /usr/share/postfix/main.cf.dist for a commented, more complete version

    # Debian specific: Specifying a file name will cause the first
    # line of that file to be used as the name. The Debian default
    # is /etc/mailname.
    #myorigin = /etc/mailname

    smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Debian/GNU)
    biff = no

    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no

    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h

    readme_directory = no

    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache

    # See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
    # information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.

    myhostname = hylafax.localdomain.local
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination = hylafax.localdomain.local, localhost.localdomain.local, localhost
    # relayhost = smtp.localdomain.local
    mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
    mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    -e transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
    fax_destination_recipient_limit = 1


    and this is the /etc/postfix/transport file:

    [email protected]:/usr/src/avantfax-3.3.3# pico /etc/postfix/transport
    GNU nano 2.2.4 File: /etc/postfix/transport

    -e fax:localhost

    It looks like the script isn't doing what it's supposed to be doing, which is adding entries to the /etc/postfix/main.cf and creating the /etc/postfix/transport file. I couldn't figure out how to get it working, so I deleted the created entries to keep my avantfax working. I created a local user called faxmail for the script as well.

    Does anyone know how to setup Avantfax to do mail2fax with debian 6.0 and postfix? I can't find any documentation on how to get this done and no one seems to be having this problem. Thanks

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